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Faculty Development Programme at St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli.
Throughout the Saturdays of June, St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli, conducted an intensive Faculty Development Programme aimed at enhancing the English speaking and pronunciation skills of its teachers. The sessions were led by Prof. Raju Victor, a retired professor from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. The training focused on phonetics, English grammar, and speaking skills, proving to be a valuable opportunity for teachers to refine their speaking abilities and improve their instructional techniques.

Road Safety and Drug Abuse Awareness Programmes – St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli.
On June 28, 2024, an informative session on Road Safety and Drug Awareness was conducted at St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli. The resource persons for the session were Mr. Mallikarjuna, the Police SI, and Mr. Ranganathswamy, the Head Constable, both from Byatarayanapura Police Station. The session was held for students from grades 5 to 10. It focused on various traffic signals and signs, the importance of public safety, and the dangers associated with drug abuse, especially among school children. Real-life examples were used to illustrate the risks of drug consumption and the critical need for awareness.

School Parliament Elections and Investiture Ceremony- St. Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
The School Parliament elections and the Investiture Ceremony were conducted at St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli, with great enthusiasm and vigour. The election campaign spanned three days, during which candidates presented their manifestos and sought votes from their fellow students. The elections took place on June 15, 2024, with students from grades 5 to 10 casting their votes under the careful supervision of the Social Club. The Scouts and Guides played a crucial role in guiding the students through the voting procedure. Kavya V. was elected as the School Pupil Leader, and Moheeb Akhtar was elected as the Assistant School Pupil Leader. On June 22, 2024, the formal induction of the newly elected Student Parliament took place. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Anthony Joseph, a Corporate Brainer from the Lions Club. In his address, Dr. Joseph emphasized the duties of a good and responsible citizen. The Principal, Fr. Richard, and the Headmistress, Mrs. Sagaya Mary, were also present to grace the event.

“The International Yoga Day” - Commemorated at St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
“The International Yoga Day” was celebrated with a high level of enthusiasm by the students in the open ground of St.Anthony’s school, Gangondanahalli. Mrs.Pushpalatha, a professor of Shri. Manjunatha Viday Niketan was invited to lead and guide the keen and energy-charged Students. The event began with the yoga Instructor informing the students about the immeasurable benefits of the art of Yoga and the foremost reason why it has been a regular practice with health-conscious people down the ages from ancient times. She advised and suggested to the students that they should find a slot in their daily lifestyle to practice Yoga. She further emphasized that with the mind refreshed, students’ concentration level on studies or games is bound to heighten, making them more receptive and active. The students began the session with meditation to calm down and be at ease and tranquil as a preparation to begin the asana and progress through the session. The instructor demonstrated a few asanas to point out the supple and smooth movement of the body. The students felt relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated at the end of the session. The Principal of the school, Fr. Richard, felicitated the Yoga instructor for her proficiency in the art of Yoga.

School Election and Investiture Ceremony at St.Anothony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”
In order to scale the heights and reach the Pinnacle of success, St Anthony’s School always strives to inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment among the students with their heads held high, ready to shoulder responsibilities as leaders. With the beginning of the new academic session for the year 2023-2024, an investiture ceremony was organized on the 24th of July 2023. A democratic voting procedure was set in place, which ultimately formed the school student council of the year 2023-24. The newly elected student council members pledged to work earnestly and uphold the honour and glory of the institution while receiving their prestigious Flag, badge, and sash from the Chief Guest, Mrs.Reena Suvarna the ACP of Crime Branch, Chamarajpet, Bangalore. As a strong woman pillar in public
administration, she inspired children via her own life examples to instill civic responsibility and aspire for greater achievements. Fr.Vijay, the Manager of the school, Fr. Richard, the Principal, Sr. Sheela, the Superior of St.Anthony’s Convent and the Head Mistress of the school, Mrs. Sagaya Mary, graced the event with their cheerful presence.

‘World Environment Day’ - Celebrated at St.Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” –Frank Lloyd Wright
'Let us give our coming generations a healthier and happier environment to have a beautiful life…', keeping the above intention in mind, ‘The World Environment Day’ was celebrated at St. Anthony’s School with grandeur and circumstance. Many students came to school dressed in green to commemorate the Earth Day. Symbolically, the new teachers who joined the school this year planted a sapling to celebrate the occasion. To instill awareness and the responsibility to protect the earth, sixty indoor plants were planted in pots and
placed on a pedestal. Each class is tasked with caring after a specific pot. The Principal, Fr. Richard, highlighted the significance of the day. Various events on the environmental subject were organized to supplement the occasion, such as a fancy dress competition, an essay competition, a collage creation, and a pluck card competition. With these convictions and motivations, the children are prepared for a global mission to revive our environment and are ready to work toward its restoration.

Inauguration of the Academic year 2023-24 at St. Anthony’s School, Gangonndanahalli.
"Every new beginning comes from other beginning’s end." - Seneca
St. Anthony's School brimmed with excitement and enthusiasm as it prepared to welcome the children on 28th May 2023. After a well-deserved summer break, the students returned to the school with renewed vitality and enthusiasm. The children were greeted with a flower shower. The school grounds were festooned with colourful balloons and flowers. The teachers saw a lot of happiness and hope in the little kids. In the inaugural functio
n, the Principal, Fr. Richard, while addressing the students, emphasized holistic development and gave a call to have a balance with academic development to reach their goals. He also highlighted that students must be focused, compassionate and innovative in their thoughts. After the stage programme, icebreaker sessions were conducted in each class to welcome and to involve.

Republic Day Celebration – St. Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli.
“We are Indians, firstly and lastly.”– B. R. Ambedkar.
26th of January is a day to remember when India’s constitution came into force on 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic. The 74th Republic Day was celebrated with pride and reverence at St. Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli. The rhythmic band of the school played a note which reverberated everyone with the feelings of patriotism. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolour, the pride of Nation by the revered Chief Guest Mr. A Raju, The Police Inspector, Wilson Garden Police Station. He is the native of Karubele Parish. Mr. Marigangaih, a Kannada teacher and Ms. Naina Khanum, a grade 8th student, highlighted the history and the significance of the Republic day in Kannada and English language respectively. The Chief Guest in his address appealed the students to value the sacrifices made by the great freedom fighters and strengthen the integrity of the nation by contributing towards the wellbeing of the society. He also reiterated the need of practicing the core va
lues of the Constitution to spread peace and harmony in society and to solidify the unity of the Nation. The programme was coordinated by the Principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal. Mrs. Ancita was the master of ceremony, Mrs. Kousar extended the words of welcome and Mrs. Arogya Mary proposed the vote of thanks. No celebration is complete without making us feel proud of the fact that, “Saare Jaahan se Acchha Hindustan Hamara”.

ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION- St. Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli.
‘Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success, and that is what we call a Team work’.
Under the glistening sun and the pleasant evening breeze, the grounds and portals of St Anthony’s Chruch School, Gangondanahalli, welcomed one and all for the Annual Day Celebrations held on Thursday, 22nd December 2022, with open arms and joyous hearts. At first, the chief guest of the event – Mr. Clifford Pereira, The Director, TV 9 Groups, Bengaluru, accompanied by Fr. Robin D’Souza –The President of the function, Fr. Vijay, the Manager of the School, Sr. Sheila, The Superior of St. Anthony’s Convent, Mrs. Premalatha, the CRP of Attiguppe Cluster, Dr. Shaziya, the Parent representative, were given a thumping and resounding welcome by the symphonic rhythm of the School Ban
d. The formal programme commenced with a graceful prayer dance performance by the students. ‘Time our most Precious Resource’ was the accorded theme of this year’s annual day celebrations. The chief guest along with the other dignitaries, inaugurated the annual theme by lighting the lamp. Fr. Anil Dcosta, the administrator of the school, extended a cordial welcome to the esteemed guests and the parents.

Teachers’ day celebration @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
“Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things”. The above words hold very true of the teachers of St. Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli. The love and dedication of teachers was beautifully acknowledged by the students in a creative way. A warm welcome at the school gate with flowers, and tastefully decorated ‘ENTRANCE’ was pleasant surprise for all the teachers. Teacher’s day was celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm at St. Anthony’s School premises on the 5th of September, 2022. Indeed, it was a remarkable day and moment of joy for all the teachers, the concept being a teacher is much more satisfying and heart-warming. The key note address was delivered by the Correspondent of the School, Rev. Fr. Vijay Kumar, was an icing on a cake, who in his speech admonished the children on how to respect and show regard to the teachers and parents. He also reiterated the thoughts and values of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The students presented series of fun and entertaining events for the teachers. They personally offered handmade cards and rose buds to all the teachers. Fun filled games were planned at the school ground which reminded the teachers of their school days and made them feel nostalgic. They also showcased many scintillating dance performances, on some peppy numbers which highlighted the heart warming relationship between a teacher and a student. Fr. Richard Kadiwal the Head Master, Fr. Anil DCosta and Fr. Lourdswamy were present for the programme.

CELEBRATION OF AJADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV @ St. Anthony’s School, GG.Halli.
“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life what would a man not pay for living” Mahatma Gandhi.
The patriotic fervor, glowed on the faces of all present for the “Ajadi ka amrit mahotsav” held at St. Anthony’s School grounds, Gangondanahalli. 15th August, 2022 is a golden day engraved in the history of the world, as it’s a 75th Independence Day. The Head Master, Teachers and students with new vigour and patriotism celebrated the event. Mr. N Santhosh Hegde, the former judge of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta for Karnataka from 2006 to 2011 was the chief guest. The programme began with the customary hoisting of the National flag, followed by the rendition of the National anthem and Vande Mataram. Astounding march past by the school cadets to the rhythm of the school band evoked the spirit of freedom, among gathered. Speeches in Hindi, Kannada and English by
the students iterated the importance of true patriotism and our responsibilities as Indians. Children of different grades performed colourful dances for the various patriotic songs. In his address, Mr. Santhosh Hegde, conveyed that as responsible citizens of India, we need to strive for corruption free India. He also urged the children to become true human, respecting everyone in the society. The whole programme was a memorable one.

Newly Constructed School Ground @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘The secret to happiness is the meaningful expression of gratitude and practice of kindness’.
Indeed, every member of St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli, and the fraternity of Prem Nivas is truly indebted to the benevolence of Mr. Krishnappa, the MLA of our constituency, whose philanthropic venture led to the aesthetic restoration of the St. Anthony’s Parish and the school grounds. On July 15th 2022, the honourable Minister Mr. Krishnappa inaugurated the newly reconstructed grounds. In his address, he encouraged the children to study well and become responsible citizens of India. He also took cognizance and acceded to the requests of the Parish and school to build a public toilet on the campus. The friars of Prem Nivas, fondly acknowledge the steadfast efforts of Br. William, Br. Dancy and Br. Richard Kadiwal as well.

Fire and building certificate: A dream come true @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘Fire destruction is one man’s job; Fire prevention is everyone’s job’.
A persistent dream of the school management came into fruition with the obtaining of the ‘Fire and Building Safety’ certificates for St. Anthony’s School. In a measure aimed at ensuring the safety of children, the State Government has made it mandatory for all aided and unaided schools to meet safety standards and building stability specifications.With this certification, the school is now a safe haven to groom the future of the nation under a secure environment. Grateful words of appreciation to Br. Richard Kadiwal, the Head Master of the school for his unwavering dedication and hard work towards the realization of this venture. He left no stone unturned in his efforts to get both certificates.

Refurbished School Block @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘Together, we can do great things. We are One afterall – you and I’.
The dedicated efforts of all stakeholders and several months of planning, engineering, and hard work, the newly refurbished block of St. Anthony’s School was inaugurated by the Provincial Minister during his casual visit to Prem Nivas. Friars of Prem Nivas Fr. Vijay, the guardian, Fr. Richard Kadiwal, the Head Master of the school, Fr. Anil Dcosta, the treasurer, and Fr. Lourdswamy, were present during this auspicious occasion. The school community remains deeply obligated to the Provincial, Councillors, and Building Commission for their foresight towards the development of the school, which will undoubtedly elevate the school’s qualitative standards.

About Us :
St Anthony's Kannada Medium Primary School was started in 1978 in a simple dwelling and now it has grown and developed into a full-fledged school. At present, 600 Students are educated under the care and management of the Bangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society. St Anthony's English Medium Primary School was started with the management of Capuchin Friars Service Society in 1994 with a small number of students. By Gods grace, now it has grown and developed into a full-fledged school.
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About the Board (CEB) :
St Anthony's Kannada Medium Primary School was started in 1978 in a simple dwelling and now it has grown and developed into a full-fledged school. At present, 600 Students are educated under the care and management of the Bangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society. St Anthony's English Medium Primary School was started with the management of Capuchin Friars Service Society in 1994 with a small number of students. By Gods grace, now it has grown and developed into a full-fledged school.
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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Br. Richard Kadiwal
Head Master

Br. Alnil D'Costa
Vicar & Treasurer

Br. Vijay Kumar
Parish Priest

Br. Lourduswamy
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